Microsoft is developing a new app that will allow new drivers to obtain a driver’s license without supervision of a human instructor.

Microsoft is partnering with Regional Transport Office, an organization responsible for maintaining a database of drivers in India, to fine-tune the app, called Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety, which uses AI to monitor the driving of those seeking driver’s licenses.  

HAMS uses cameras and smartphones, that are bound to the windshield of the cars, to evaluate the user’s ability to drive safely. A front camera is designed to monitor the driver’s gaze and attention to the road, while a rear camera monitors the speed of the car and any objects around the vehicle.

“This AI technology can determine whether the driver performed any action — such as stopping in the middle of a test or course correcting by rolling forward or backward more times than they were allowed — during the test, the team said. Additionally, it also checks things like whether a driver scanned their mirrors before changing the lane,” TechCrunch reports.

“Automation is slowly making its way to driver testing across the world, but they still require deployment of extensive infrastructure such as pole-mounted video cameras along the test track. Microsoft’s team said HAMS can bring down the cost of automation while improving test coverage by including a view within the vehicle.”

Venkat Padmanabhan, Microsoft Research’s managing director in India, insists the app will eliminate the need for humans to evaluate driving performance.

“The main challenge in the traditional driver’s license test is the burden placed on the human evaluators and the resulting subjectivity that a candidate faces. Automation using HAMS technology can not only help relieve evaluators of the burden but also make the process objective and transparent for candidates,” Padmanabhan said in a statement announcing the new technology.

More than fifty people are using the app to take their driving test, Microsoft’s senior researcher, Akshey Nambi, told the publication.

A survey conducted by SaveLIFE Foundation, an organization devoted to developing road safety, showed 59 percent of drivers in India never took a driving test but were able to obtain a license because someone else shows up and takes the test for them.

Microsoft has beta-tested a range of its products in India. The company partnered with Apollo Hospital last year to develop AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API, technology to predict the risk of heart disease. It also tested tools to help farmers in the villages of India increase their crop yields.